Top Outdoor Spots
This gallery features pictures and stories from students around New Zealand. They have shared their favourite outdoor places using the 'Share your story' form. Ask your teacher about sending in a picture and story about your favourite outdoor place too. For more information about the gallery and submitting stories and pictures, click here.
Top Outdoor Spot competition
Thanks to everyone who entered the 2018 Top Outdoor Spot competition
Entries closed on Friday 6 July, and we will now go through a process to shortlist and then select the winners in each category - Best Photo, Best Drawing and Best Description.
We will be in touch with the winners once the judging is complete, and then we will highlight the winning entries on this page.
First prize for the best drawing, photo and description is an Osprey Daylite Plus daypack (with a lifetime guarantee) filled with a drink bottle, a micro-fibre towel, an emergency blanket, a pair of Skellerup Red Band gumboots, a pair of merino snow socks, and a book, Up the River – Explore and Discover New Zealand’s Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands, published by Potton & Burton.
Second prize is an Osprey Daylite Plus daypack, a pair of Skellerup Red Band gumboots and a copy of Up the River published by Potton & Burton.
And third prize will receive a drink bottle, a micro fibre towel, an emergency blanket, a pair of Skellerup Red Band gumboots, a pair of merino snow socks, and a copy of Up the River published by Potton & Burton.
Meanwhile, the school of each student who wins receives a $300 voucher for a school day trip to a nearby outdoor walk or trail plus advice from a local Walking Access Commission regional field advisor.
They also get a book – Great Walks of New Zealand published by Potton & Burton, and sunscreen from the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
The schools of the students who come second and third will also receive a copy of Great Walks of New Zealand.
Top Outdoor Spot competition winners for 2017!
Thanks to everyone who sent in photos, drawings and descriptions of their favourite outdoor place to enter the 2017 Top Outdoor Spot competition.
All entries can be viewed below.